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When will AMD boards get PCI-E 3.0 ?

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Why is it that Intel already have PCI-E 3.0 support for their motherboards and AMD doesn't ?

Asus and Gigabyte already released their Intel motherboard that supports PCI-E 3.0 and AMD still nothing.

I'm guessing the 7xxx series of their graphic cards will support PCI-E 3.0 but what is the point ? there are no AMD motherboards that have PCI-E 3.0 yet. (yes i know that you can have an AMD graphic card on Intel boards but still)
    
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Why would it make a difference?
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Why is it that Intel already have PCI-E 3.0 support for their motherboards and AMD doesn't ?

Asus and Gigabyte already released their Intel motherboard that supports PCI-E 3.0 and AMD still nothing.

I'm guessing the 7xxx series of their graphic cards will support PCI-E 3.0 but what is the point ? there are no AMD motherboards that have PCI-E 3.0 yet. (yes i know that you can have an AMD graphic card on Intel boards but still)
You don't have AMD GPUs with PCI-E 3 either. When one comes out, so will the other, don't worry.

Also, the bandwidth of PCI-e 2 is still not utilized - only about half of the the 16x (so 8x) is currenly used, even by the heavyweight GPUs.
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Are there any advantages to having PCIe 3 over PCIe 2,

Also have you seen any benchmarks between the two and as we dont fully utilize the full 16 lanes of PCIe 2 whats the point of PCIe 3 ?

Post some benchmarks that show a significant difference.........

And maybe its a marketing ploy by the shady Intel boys !!
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